Mother Amabilis Debicka, SSCJ

June 14, 1926 - July 16, 2020
Saint Francis Xavier R.C. Church, Cresson, PA
Tuesday 7/21, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Vigil Rites for Mother Amabilis will be held on Tuesday beginning with the Rite of Reception at 5:00 PM, with the Reverend Leo F. Arnone, officiating.  Viewing hours will follow from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

An additional viewing will be held on Wednesday morning from 9:15 to 10:15 AM.

In keeping with federal, state, and diocesan guidelines, those attending the viewing are required to wear a face covering and observe social distancing.

Saint Francis Xavier R.C. Cemetery, Cresson, PA
Wednesday 7/22, 12:00 pm
Saint Francis Xavier R.C. Church, Cresson, PA
Wednesday 7/22, 10:30 am - 11:30 am

In keeping with federal, state, and diocesan guidelines, those attending the Funeral Mass are required to wear a face covering and observe social distancing.

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Mother Amabilis Debicka, SSCJ, age 94, a perpetually professed Sister of the Congregation of Sister Servants of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, entered into eternal life on Thursday, July 16, 2020, at St. Joseph Convent, Munster Township, Portage, PA after 66 years in consecrated life.   Mother Amabilis Debicka was born Urszula Wanda Maria DebickaContinue Reading

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Theresa Green left a message on July 27, 2020:
In memory of Mother Amabilis Debicka, SSCJ, Theresa Green lit a candle
Sister Agnes Cousins left a message on July 25, 2020:
I find this to be the most poignant statement of Mother’s life: “When Ursula came to Krakow to the Motherhouse of the Congregation she was surprised to be treated at first with some suspicion and rigorous interrogation about her motives and place of origin” (Sister Mary Joseph’s blog post). To have your motives questioned is riveting, to have them questioned while living a perpetually professed life is altogether life changing. Mother always trusted others, would that everyone takes her example. A truly virtuous woman.
S. M. Amabilis left a message on July 22, 2020:
In memory of Мати Амабіліс Дебічка, SSCJ, S. M. Amabilis lit a candle
Sister M Katharine Brennan left a message on July 21, 2020:
My prayers and sympathy to my dear friends. Mother Amabilis was a dear friend. I shall cherish her memory.
Katherine Major-Nwachukwu left a message on July 21, 2020:
I will always remember Mother's joy even in the midst of suffering. Her laugh echoing through the convent will ever be in my mind. What a beautiful soul and testament to the love of the Sacred Heart. All the sisters are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Missy Neilson left a message on July 21, 2020:
What a wonderful person that I am so fortunate to have met. I loved talking with Sister and she had a great sense of humor. She made you feel good just being around her. I will miss her smile. She has been through so much in her life and has come out so perfect! You will always be remembered, but as she would tell me, "I'm ready to go see Jesus" and that was her greatest wish.
Fr Timothy Harris, T.O.R. left a message on July 21, 2020:
Please accept my prayers and condolences to your faithful community on the death of Mother Amabilis. She was a wonderful example of her vows and the Franciscan values of your community. Through her intercession, may your good works continue to bless our Church.
Christopher Calore left a message on July 20, 2020:
Mother Amabilis shouted the Gospel from the rooftops, from Poland to Pennsylvania and beyond. My condolences to her devoted Sisters and my niece, Sister Mary Joseph. May Mother rest in the Peace of her Spouse, Jesus!
Diane Layo left a message on July 19, 2020:
In memory of Mother Amabilis Debicka, SSCJ, Diane Layo lit a candle
Dr. Greg Sweeney left a message on July 19, 2020:
I am blessed to have had the privilege of caring for Mother Amabilis during several office visits and a home visit as well. Her warm welcoming smile would always melt my heart and her gentle spirit and kind words projected to me her great peace. Even while injecting her arthritic knees, she would maintain her warm smile and state that “you are not hurting me” and would simply state that she would pray for me. She certainly has left an indullable impression on me that will remain with me the rest of my life. I will pray for her and the rest of the sisters and pray for her intercession while she reaps her just reward in the presence of her creator. May she Rest In Peace for a job well done!!
Monsignor Anthony B Little left a message on July 19, 2020:
In memory of Mother Amabilis Debicka, SSCJ, Monsignor Anthony B Little lit a candle
Brenda Davis left a message on July 18, 2020:
Dear Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Your all in my heart and prayers dururing this very difficult times. Sister was such a beautiful Sister inside and out. Her presence made any room shine. She's in heaven with Sister Joanna, and My Best friend, Becky Green, and Father Mulvihill. Love you all forever. Who I miss dearly every day. My heart broke saying good bye. This is not good bye This is until we all meet again. I will miss Mother also. Her presence always made the residents of John Paul II Manor smile. She's loved by all who met her. Rest in the glory of Heaven and in the presence of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Say hello to Sr. Joanna, Becky, and Father Mulvihill Love and miss you all.
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Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Thank you for trusting us to care for your loved one. May comfort and peace surround all of you.
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